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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona by train, bus, night train or plane

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Train, travel  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Travel from Oban to Isle of Iona

4 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976
  3. Travel from Oban, Station Road to Isle of Iona

Night train, bus, travel  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
  2. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Drimnin, Slipway 507
  3. Travel from Drimnin, Slipway to Isle of Iona

Fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), travel  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Travel from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Isle of Iona

Fly to Belfast City, travel  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Travel from Belfast City to Isle of Iona

Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Iona is 127 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona without a car is to train and travel which takes 5h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Isle of Iona. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona.
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  • Distance: 127.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Isle of Iona, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Isle of Iona. However, you can take the train to Oban then take the travel to Isle of Iona. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Oban, Station Road, then take the travel to Isle of Iona.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Drimnin, Slipway
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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